Miami 116, Atlanta 109

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #62 Brian Forte, #49 Tom Washington, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18371

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Miami 22 32 14 25 23 116
Atlanta 19 30 21 23 16 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 7-1 3-1 4-0 W2
Atlanta 4-3 2-1 2-2 L2

Recap


Mario Chalmers scored 13 of his 29 points in overtime and Chris Bosh stepped up with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the visiting Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple overtime on Thursday despite being without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Udonis Haslem added 14 points and 11 boards and Terrel Harris grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat, who moved to 4-0 on the road.

James (ankle) and Wade (foot) watched from the bench with minor injuries. Due to the compressed schedule, Miami elected to give its stars a day to rest.

Instead, the third member of the Big Three carried the team early and the often-maligned point guard stepped up late.

Chalmers buried a 3-pointer on an assist from Bosh to start the third overtime and put it away with a driving layup.

The Heat shook off their injury woes early by feeding Bosh. The All-Star forward helped Miami to a 54-49 lead at the break and scored seven points during a 13-5 run to begin the third to stretch it to 67-54.

That is when Atlanta woke up, holding the Heat without a field goal the rest of the frame and ending the third quarter with a 16-1 run to take the lead.

Joe Johnson had a chance to seal it at the free-throw line but split a pair with 10 seconds left, leaving the door open. Instead of fouling, the Hawks let Bosh get off a good look from beyond the arc and he buried his second 3-pointer of the season with 0.6 seconds left to send it to overtime.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Atlanta
Chris Bosh 33 Scoring Joe Johnson 20
Mario Chalmers 8 Assists Jeff Teague 7
Chris Bosh 14 Rebounds Josh Smith 13
Mario Chalmers 6 Free Throws Made Joe Johnson 5
Mario Chalmers 3 Steals Jeff Teague 5
Chris Bosh 2 Blocks Tracy McGrady 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 116 44.1 8-28 18-23 25 56 6 6 22
Atlanta 109 38.3 6-22 31-46 22 51 5 10 19

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Heat have a W/L % of .833 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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